Fatal Morristown fire ruled accidental

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- Fire officials in Morristown have ruled a fatal fire accidental.

The apartment fire early this month killed 10-month-old Briana Hidrogo.

Morristown Fire Chief Bill Honeycutt told the Citizen Tribune the fire could have been sparked by an electrical fault in a cord to a space heater. Honeycutt also said there were combustible materials close to the heater.

The blaze broke out shortly after midnight on Feb. 3, and Honeycutt said firefighters were at the scene within four minutes of the call.

Authorities said the child and her mother were asleep when the apartment caught fire.


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